Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

Probably the easiest way to climb Snowdon


Route outline for walk gw110:

Snowdon Ranger Car Park  -  Snowdon Ranger Railway Station  -  Llwyn Onn  -  Maen Bras  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Bwlch Cwm Brwynog  -  Clogwyn Du'r Arddu  -  Snowdon Mountain Railway  -  Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)  -  Snowdon Ranger Path  -  Snowdon Ranger Car Park



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Snowdon Ranger Path is named after John Morton, the self-styled 'Snowdon Ranger', who used to escort 'gentlemen who put themselves under his guidance in order to ascend Snowdon and see the country'.

He lived in what is now the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel at the beginning of the path.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in Great Britain. It was opened in April 1896 and has been ferrying people to the summit of Snowdon ever since. To date, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has suffered only one fatality.On the day it opened one of the engines briefly lost control near the summit, tempting a passenger to leap from the train. He died from injuries.

The building on the summit of Snowdon (Hafod Eryri - The Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre and Cafe) is thought to be the home of the highest house mice in England and Wales!


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
1
Welsh
Mountain
Wainwright
0
Wainwrights
 Welsh Nuttall
1
Welsh
Nuttall
Dewey
0
Welsh
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Welsh
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) at 1085m (3561ft). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is classified as a Welsh Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is also known as a Welsh Nuttall (1st highest in Wales,Highest in England & Wales) and a Welsh Marilyn (1st highest in Wales, 43rd highest in the UK). Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) means 'The Burial Place' in Welsh and is pronounced 'ur-oo-ith-va'. The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) is the highest point in the county of Gwynedd, the highest point in Snowdonia National Park and the highest point in England and Wales.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL17
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 115
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path

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Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Temperature Inversion from the summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Karen Harding (6)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The PYG Track and The Miners' Track, Craig Fach, Llyn Llydaw (top) and Glaslyn (bottom) from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (11)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

My daughter and I on top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Sheila Shepheard (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Crib Goch, Craig Fach and The PYG Track from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch, Craig Fach and The PYG Track from the summit of Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Chris Player (13)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Son Sam on Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the ultimate cloudless July day

Photo: Stephen Cooper (3)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Gerald Murphy (9)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Friends climbing Snowdon

Friends climbing Snowdon

Photo: Nick Hopkins (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Glas Llyn from Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: George White (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Llyn Llydaw from The Watkin Path route up Mount Snowdon

Photo: Paul Hancock (5)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Crib Goch at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Crib Goch at dawn from very close to the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa)

Photo: Shane Green (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Myself, Willo, Barnsey and Mark at the top of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in September!

Photo: Steve Hitchman (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - On the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the PYG track with Cribau and Y Lliwedd prominent in the background

On the way up Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) on the PYG track with Cribau and Y Lliwedd prominent in the background

Photo: Chris Jones (3)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - . . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon

. . . round the other side of the cafe at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Oliver Hunter (2)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - On the summit of Mount Snowdon

On the summit of Mount Snowdon

Photo: John Cottle (2)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

The summit of Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) from the air

Photo: Don Williams (11)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

On Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) summit

Photo: Barry Lugg (20)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Me and Janine on our way up Snowdon

Me and Janine on our way up Snowdon

Photo: Christina Jones (1)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Me and my wife Emma at the top of Snowdon

Photo: Stuart Edwards (3)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Approaching Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit

Photo: Charlotte Drysdale (4)

Walk gw110 Snowdon via The Snowdon Ranger Path - This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

This is my husband Dave on the top of Snowdon

Photo: Jennifer Turnbull (1)


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